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Executive Master's in Strategic Management

Turn your management career into an organization-wide leadership role with an Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management from University of the Cumberlands.

There is a schism within the management best practices of corporate entities in every industry. It’s an ever-widening gap between the average manager’s business and management strategy and the overall understanding of core business strategy. This dissonance hampers organizational effectiveness and stalls success. That’s where this hybrid master’s in strategic management program can make all the difference. In it, you’ll gain the leadership skills you need to bridge the gap between “just getting by” and “overwhelming success,” not only for your company but also for your career!

What Is It?

The executive master’s in strategic management is a variation of our fully online program that includes a residency component, ideal for working professionals who want a program that works with their busy schedule but isn't completely online. Along with online coursework, your curriculum involves practical training designed to actively engage you in strategic management theory and practical tactics through real-world applications.

By exploring core strategic management techniques, frameworks, and best practices, your master’s in strategic management online degree program builds on your educational experiences — in academia and in the real world — to prepare you for success at any level. Upon completion of this executive format program, you’ll have advanced your understanding of strategic management practices, enabling you to stand out in the following ways:

  • Excel in management and leadership within your organization
  • Achieve organizational objectives through the development of relevant management strategies
  • Make sound management decisions through advanced analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Identify your ethical and legal responsibilities as a business leader

What Careers Can I do with an Online Master's in Strategic Management 

Those with aspirations for impacting organizational success through oversight of strategic initiatives and resources can serve in a number of C-Suite-level roles in various industries. Graduates have the opportunity to pursue career paths that approach strategic leadership from operational aspects of organizations, including the following: 

Take your organization — and your career — to the next level with an executive masters in strategic management. To learn more about how to fit this executive format program into your busy schedule, start your application HERE, or call us at 855.791.7201

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.